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CSIR to launch India’s fastest supercomputer

Posted: 08 Jul 2013     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Council of Scientific and Industrial Research  supercomputer  data science institute  Bangalore 

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is all set to launch its fastest supercomputer at the data science institute of Bangalore. The supercomputer will be set up by the end of this month.

The supercomputer will have a speed of 360 tera flops speed, making it the fastest machine in the country when operational. The machine will be housed at CSIR Fourth Paradigm Institute (CSIR – 4PI).

CSIR has decided to re-position its Bangalore-based Centre for Mathematical Modelling and Computer Simulation (CMMACS) to deal with data intensive scientific discovery, which has emerged as the fourth paradigm of science, reported The Economic Times.

CSIR has identified five domain areas -- earth system sciences, medical informatics, biomedical informatics, chemical sciences, and physical sciences.

The supercomputer will form the backbone of the new venture which will connect CSIR laboratories located in Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Srinagar, Chennai, Chandigarh, and Nagpur, CSIR Director General Samir Brahmachari said.

“Each of the laboratories will have computing facilities between 10 and 50 tera flop capacity will be linked to the supercomputer using the National Knowledge Network thus connecting 200 scientists and over 1,000 students in the identified domain areas,” ET report said.

Brahmachari has invited Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to launch the new institute.

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